Dec 19 AT 12:01 AM Clark Wimberly 1,929 Comments (CLOSED)

Day 19: Galaxy Tab 8.9 (32GB)


Whewww! We finally made it to the final week of the 25 Days of Tegra and boy do we have some awesome stuff lined up for you guys. We’re starting today by revisiting the prize from Day 1, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, but this time around we’ve doubled up to the 32 GB model so you’ll have even more room for all your media and pictures and whatever else you guys cram on a tablet.

The Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (32GB)

Highlights of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 include an 8.9-inch LCD display, a dual-core 1 GHz Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 3 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0.

Contest Rules

This contest is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Entries will be accepted for 23 hours after the contest goes live. We’ll announce the winner on the calendar page and on our Twitter account as soon as we draw.

How to Enter

As a continued throwback to Day 1, we’re going to make entering today super easy. Simply leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win. Multiple comments are allowed on this post, but each user will only be counted once. The winner will be chosen at random, so don’t bother downvoting each other.

We’re kicking off the final week and things are only going to get bigger from here on out, so stay tuned. If you’d like to help us spread the word, you can use the tweetbox below:

Winner announced, comments closed

Congrats to our winner, Fede! If that’s not you, stay tuned!

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  1. Thanks, I’m in to win!!

  2. I’ll take this off your hands :)

  3. I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.

  4. fingers cross. Je me croisse les doigts

  5. Should be nice to win a free tablet since I have no idea when the Prime will ship from B&H Photo amber I have away my Xoom to my uncle and aunt.

  6. Congrats to the winner! I’m definitely in, but this post will not likely win.

  7. i need a good Christmas present

  8. I want this! Free makes it even better :)

  9. My hands would take care of it!

  10. Thats what I really want for Christmas

  11. I bought a Blackberry Playbook and had it for a day before I returned it. I should have known better.

    I think this is the perfect size for me :)

  12. Won ALL the time! hehehehehe

  13. Christmas day … think it’ll be a Prime?

  14. Oh wow! Maybe I will win a tablet now… Would be a nice christmas present indeed!

    thanks for this nice blog anyway!

  15. Wow that would be a great gift!

  16. This is such an interesting size for a tablet. Has anyone tried it out? Is it to big for a small tablet and too small for a big tablet?

    • Hi:

      I tried the iPad, and then the 10″ Android tablets. I found they were fine around the house, but a bit of a pain to carry around all day when out of the house. I used the original 7″ Tab for a year, and it was an excellent combo from weight, bulkiness, cumbersomeness, PIA to carry around, web viewing, video viewing, and app use perspectives. I tried the 8.9″. It is the same weight as the original Tab, still fits in my winter jacket pocket (albeit a tighter fit than the 7″), has a great screen which enhances all the plus attributes while minimizing the negative attributes. Since it is the same weight as the 7″, carrying around in a backsack, case etc when the winter jacket is in storage should not be much different than last summer with the 7″ Tab (great device in its own right).

      If you intend on taking the tablet with you when you go out of the house, recommend you give a serious look at the 8.9″ tablet. It is just smaller enough than the 10″ to be easier to carry around all day, and is larger enough than the 7″ to enhance the overall experience. After using the 8.9″ for awhile, the 7″ tablets seem too small, and the 8.9 size is quickly becoming the sweet spot for my out of the house mobile use.

  17. I have a feeling this might be the last day I’ll be able to enter. I haven’t been able to enter the contests that were based on length of time with an andme account, and if they go over a minimum of 60, I’ll be screwed there too.

  18. I’d love one of these!

  19. Yay, another chance.

  20. Fingers crossed yet again

  21. Watch as all the people with 0 or 1 crawl through the woodworks.

  22. Come on, let me win this one…

  23. This tablet looks hot!

  24. I never win anything, but it isn’t hard to try :)

  25. Send it to Belgium! I need this, after such a long time without a governement :(

  26. Leave it to Android and Me to make the Xmas holidays even better! Gotta love this site

  27. just giving it a shot!

  28. Best size for a tablet,

  29. I just got my Galaxy Nexus Thursday night, and you know what would go perfectly along with it? A Galaxy Tab.

  30. Amazing! Thanks for everything (again) Android and Me. Would be great for my sister in college :)
    Good luck to everyone.

  31. Nice one! Fingers crossed!

  32. Ok… I’m trying again. I have the 10.1, and I think I’d like this smaller size better.

  33. I want one of these!!!

  34. Hooray! Christmas is right around the corner! :-)

  35. Worth a shot,i hope i win :-)

  36. I am simply leaving a comment below and I’ll be entered to win!

  37. I hope I win this beauty. Watching movies on this would be awesome

  38. good luck everyone!

  39. I could use an upgrade from the Xoom.

  40. I would love to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 for Christmas!

  41. Yes pls! Merry Christmas!

  42. woohooo my score went up hope i win something thank you Andoid And Me

  43. Crossing my fingers on day 19!

  44. This would make my Christmas feel like Christmas

  45. That 8.9 Galaxy Tab would be great for work!

  46. this would be cool to win.

  47. Hooray need me a Galaxy Tab!

  48. I haven’t won yet and I need a Christmas suprise, so please let me win! If I don;t I still love you guys. :)

  49. Ok down to the final stretch. Need a win here.

  50. Merry Christmas, to me?

  51. I’ve never won a contest like this before. It would certainly cap off my year and be written down as “a good year”.


  52. MAN! I would love one of these puppies. Samsung has really got its act together. The screens are best on the market! Please please please, let me have this Galaxy Tab to go with my new Galaxy Nexus! It’ll be a BaldyPal Galaxy for sure!

  53. Good luck to everyone…but extra good luck to me :)

  54. here goes my last chance if i don’t win win i’ll continue counting pennies for the transformer prime.

  55. I’m in. Maybe this Christmas would be more exciting with a Galaxy Tab. Good luck to everyone!

  56. Last minute Christmas gift? Yes!

  57. my favorite prize so far!

  58. I definitely want one of these. Maybe today is my lucky day.

  59. Merry Christmas to me!

  60. my wife would love this, here’s hoping!

  61. Here’s hoping for an early xmas present

  62. How long does it take for a comment to post? Merry Christmas to me?

  63. W00T!

    This would go nicely with my Chromebook =]

  64. I gotta win today! It just feels like a lucky day today :)

  65. Could it be I’m winning a Tab? I do feel kinda lucky today…

  66. Ho ho ho! Please Santa bring one of these :)

  67. Out of ALL of the Samsung tabs, this one is the most tempting. It’s the rights size, beautiful display. Thin….it’s being upgraded. I WANT IT. (Please be a Merry X-mas to me. Just bought my wife a acer iconia 7 inch. i had to convince her a kindle isn’t what she wanted. Now i need my android tablet fix!)

  68. sure would be nice to win anything out of this contest, so far a big fat goose egg

  69. Another great gift!


  70. I love Android and Me! Keep that in mind as you select a “random” winner. :-)

  71. Yep, 8.9 the perfect size.

  72. I want this desperately !

  73. Good luck, everyone! I hope that I win!

  74. another beautiful companion for my sgs xD

  75. This would be a nice one to win!

  76. Finally, I can enter in the drawing again! XD

  77. running out of prizes

  78. jumping in for the 8.9″

  79. Come to papa tablet, I’ve been expecting you!

  80. Fingers crossed, offerings made, prayers said, now I just hope I’m lucky enough to win.

  81. I spent a bit too much on my little girl this Christmas (the Disney princesses are invading my house). Winning one of these is the only way I am getting myself a tablet for awhile.

  82. Let’s go, lucky number 19

  83. This would be perfect if I won. My 13 year old niece is begging for one of these for Christmas but don’t have the funds to get her one right now. Would love to make her smile on Christmas morning when she opened the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9! And gurantee it’s for her and not me, I have the Galaxy Tab 10.1 I got a while back…

  84. Hoo boy, what a nice gift this would be!

  85. :] I need something good in my life.

  86. It’s pretty hard to win one of these contests! Good luck to me again today!

  87. Good luck & merry Xmas!

  88. It may look like an ipad, but it rocks way harder!

  89. Daddy needs a new pair of shoes….

  90. In it to win it!!!!!

  91. Please, I need me a Christmas miracle!!

  92. How do you guys do it? incredible!


  93. Hey guys, I’ll take it off your hands….

  94. Alright, back in for the prize again :)

  95. This is a perfect form factor. I love this tablet.

  96. Here’s wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holidays!

  97. I could use a tablet.

  98. Would like one please ;)

  99. Yay! I’ve been a reader for a long time, but haven’t usually commented. Are you sure you want to encourage inane comments to raise one’s ability to enter for drawings?

  100. This would make for a great Christmas gift!

  101. Starting the week off with a contest I can enter. Huzzah!

  102. Great Christmas present!

  103. O yes I could def use this

  104. come on baby, daddy needs a tablet!

  105. Thanks for all the giveaways!!

  106. Hopefully today is my lucky day!

  107. Hey! No India? That’s really, really unfair :( I’m ready to pay for the shipping if that’s the problem.

    Oh what the hell. Best of luck to everyone else. Guess I better stop believing in Santa

  108. Finally…new members can participate :)

  109. In for another chance.

  110. I want this early christmas gift!

  111. Seems about the right size to me – based on messing w/ the various form factors…

  112. All I do is win win win no matter what!!!!!

  113. Please please please choose me!! Please please!

  114. Please? Pretty Please?

  115. This would make me one happy man! Thanks!

  116. I’d like to win it

  117. It would be the perfect gift for my parents! :D

  118. Love to have a galaxy tab!!! Gimme gimme!

  119. I could also use a tablet.

  120. A very nice thin tablet for sure!

  121. Very nice! Love to have it!

  122. Super stoked!!! T-minus 6 days to Christmas… it would be nice to have this tablet under my tree!

  123. I’d like to have one

  124. This is the tablet I’m looking for.

  125. Awesome contests this year, for sure.

  126. Hooray! Back to the tablets. I was really hoping I’d have another shot at winning one.

  127. Not many people know this about me, but my lucky number happens to be 12192011. So it is somewhat pointless for anyone else to leave a comment, I am obviously going to win this bad boy. Deal with it.

  128. Sure would be sweet to use my new Pocket Informant app on a tablet!

  129. I have not won yet, but I really want this

  130. *Holds breath* I need a new toy!

  131. This would make a nice christmas present.

  132. Cant win if you don’t play.

  133. best last minute gift ever

  134. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!

  135. Please, Oh Please! Must have Galaxy Tab 8.9!

  136. Nice gift, thank you Android and Me :)

  137. I would love to try out a Samsung tablet lobe there phones

  138. Let me win this time pleaseeeee

  139. I would love to win this!

  140. Hook me up, i love this size over the 10.1

  141. Hook a brotha up…please??

  142. Hocus Pocus Pickous Meous!

  143. A tablet for the holidays would be very nice. Hope to have this in my hands soon. Happy Holidays.

  144. This is one of the best tabs.


  145. Woohoo! This is awesome.

  146. A Tab to go with my Nexus would make this the best Christmas ever!

  147. Two big fingers crossed.

  148. I have been talking this thing up to everyone. Unc as a second year med student i’m way to poor to afford one. Hopefully the universe will magically provide one to me. *cough *cough

  149. i would love to win this

  150. This will be a cool prize to win, good luck everyone!

  151. Good luck, and go Android!

  152. This is the one that I want.

  153. here’s to hoping for the tablet

  154. Happy Holidays … tomorrow starts Hanukkah and then later next week Christmas. And I bet I missed other holidays all happening in December … enjoy, and make others happy too.

  155. What about maybe now pretty please

  156. You should donate this to the charity for my laziness. ‘Tis the Christmas spirit you know.

  157. Yay for easy entries. :) I’m still keeping my fingers crossed.

  158. Everybody else has their fingers crossed, I have my butt cheeks crossed. I hope that that doesn’t DQ me.

    Merry Christmas Everybody!

  159. If my daughter was old enough to enter these giveaways, she probably would have won 2 or 3 of them by now. Unfortunately, I’m not blessed with similar luck :)

  160. Droid Louis checking in, In it to win it!

  161. just a random guy, came from random place to collect so non-random price ^_^

  162. Wow. I was thinking to buy this beauty but maybe i can win here. I really hope soo.

  163. i <3 android… i'd love to win a galaxy tab :D

  164. I guess.. me too. Beats getting hit by lightning.

  165. This would be an awesome win! I think the Galaxy Tabs in general are the best bang for your buck for tablets.

  166. Merry Christmas to all!!

  167. Still looking to pick up my first tablet. This one would be great!

  168. Merry Christmas to me, if i win:-)

  169. What a treat! Thanks for the opportunity Android and Me.

  170. I’m in (for the thrill). It’s not a transformer, but still :)

  171. the comment to win it all…

  172. Woo hoo! Thanks r the contest! Happy Holiday!

  173. Ready to win!!!!!!!!!!!!

  174. I actually dig this 8.9 tablet form factor. Played around with it at Sprint. I think the 10″ is a tad big. The spec on this is average since it’s not the latest on the market….the 1ghz dual core is just sooo underwhelming…heck you can actually reclock the HP TouchPad back to 1.5ghz (it’s not Tegra)…cant compare everything to cpu clock speed but the thought of it just make me want to wait for something else from SamSung in the 8.9 form factor. I will not throw it away if you give it to me though:-)

  175. What a great contest – Thanks, guys. Man, I’d love to win this beauty!

  176. This is a lot of people. Hopefully Santa gets my Christmas wish of getting this from AndroidandMe for Xmas.

  177. Great competition for christmas time. Thanks Androidandme

  178. PPPPPPPPPPPPLeeeaseeeeeeeeeee let me win this… I haven’t bought my wife ANYTHING for christmas and this would really help me give her something she would like!!!

  179. Thanks for all the great give aways guys!

  180. Pick me Pick me! Thanks guys for putting together such an awesome contest!

  181. Would be a nice early xmas present to win. But good luck to everyone.

  182. This would be awesome to win …

  183. This tab would be a great mother to my Nexus. Happy Galaxy Family !

  184. My old Galaxy Tab is almost on its last leg. It sure would be a nice Christmas present for me. I have been wanting a new Samsung tablet to replace this old Tab that has been good to me while it started to show its age. I sure hope I win. Good luck everyone!

  185. Odds of winning a second time… Slim to none. Either way this is fun. 19 for 19 and counting. Good luck glad someone wins out of this and its real!

  186. Among all the prizes, this is the one I want the most!

  187. I’m in FOR THE WIN. (Cool kids say “FTW,” right?)

  188. Will 2011 Xmas be my lucky year?

  189. If I win this the Amazon Fire is going to be returned before it is opened!

  190. This would be the perfect present for my wife! I’m putting off purchasing an iPad for her as long as possible!

  191. ooooh.. pick me, pick me!

  192. Hoping for better luck this time.

  193. After four days, I finally get another chance to be eligible to lose… err… win. OK, let’s be honest, I was probably right the first time :-)

  194. Would love to have a super merry Christmas this year.

  195. In it to win it ….pick me please

  196. This has got to be the best giveaway contest all year!!!